Who is this for?

SOSCIP works with Canadian companies of all sizes, as well as academic researchers from across SOSCIP’s member institutions. Researchers at non-member institutions may be co-Principal Investigators. Our Consortium members include: Carleton University, IBM Canada, McMaster University, Ontario Centres of Excellence, Queen’s University, Ryerson University, Seneca College, University of Guelph, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, University of Ottawa, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, University of Windsor, Western University, Wilfrid Laurier University and York University. University of Toronto (U of T) professors and faculty members are eligible to apply for research and development projects with SOSCIP.

What do I need before I can begin?

U of T applicants must ensure they meet the U of T Principal Investigator eligibility requirements. Please reach out to a contact within SOSCIP if you have questions about partnering with SOSCIP.


SOSCIP provides academic researchers from member institutions, including U of T, with access to leading-edge advanced computing technology to foster innovative research and development projects with industry partners. Our projects have strong skills development and commercialization potential and are able to leverage SOSCIP’s advanced computing and big data analytics platforms.  Approved projects will have access to sophisticated computing infrastructure, specialized software, dedicated technology experts and research partnership expertise.

All projects approved for access to SOSCIP’s advanced computing platforms must sign a Project Collaboration Agreement (PCA) and pay a yearly access fee of $2,500 plus HST for each year of a project’s life cycle, prior to the start of the project.

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  • SOSCIP, with their VPRI colleagues, supports researchers in preparing their applications for submission to SOSCIP’s Scientific Advisory Committee

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